Leather track pants are HUGE this year! But being a newer silhouette a lot of people are not quite sure how to style them.
These are SO fabulous, and so easy to style, we wanted to share some pointers so that everyone can get on top of this incredible trend. Because it looks like it's around for good! And we're pretty happy about it because a) they're seriously comfortable and b) there are so many cool looks you can make with just one pair!
But first, let's talk about how to get the best fit and where they should sit on your body to be the most flattering on all body types.
How to get the best fit
Track pants can be a bit of an odd style to fit but there is one full proof way to make them look good on almost any body type - worn high on the waist and slim fit! Lower on the hips and/or looser is a more distinct, drop crotch track pant look and is COOL but not everyone likes it. So if you're one of those who just can't get used to the drop-crotch, sloppy track pant look, go higher on the waist and get the right size for a nice, sophisticated, slimmer track pant fit.
The brand new Ginger and Smart Collective Leather Jogger Pants are designed slim so there's no need to size down to get this look. Your regular size should be nice and slim for you. You can size up for slightly looser and if you want that sloppy, drop-crotch track pant look you will need to go up 1-2 sizes.
Now you have the fit you want, here are some great ways to style your fab new pants! You will never want to take these babies off - so it's lucky there's a look for all occasions right?!
T shirts and sneakers
The easiest way to style leather track pants is a classic tee and sneakers! It will also be one of your most utilised looks once you own a pair of these bad boys because it's so easy to style and SUPER comfy! You feel like you're wearing track pants but look more styled and polished! It's a win-win.
Last night Courtney styled one of her favourite Apero tees (the Brillante) with the tan leather track pant for a cute casual look but any t shirt and any sneakers will work! Such a versatile look! Courtney also loves the Apero tee with the baby blue stripes with the tan.
Leather track pants are PERFECT for a sporty look your friends will be envious off. And it's really easy to pull off! Just pair your leather track pants with sporty tees, jumpers and jackets. Finish off with a crisp pair of white sneakers or add a heel for that sports luxe look we love.
Add some faux fur and heels and you have a sports luxe look that can't be beaten! (also works with sneakers for an EPIC and very luxe casual look!)
Elevate your look by pairing leather track pants with a great quality blazer. This is a really easy but super sophisticated look. Check out some of our fave looks below.
Faux fur jackets
Faux fur pairs perfectly with leather track pants (we love the tonal look discussed below but play around with it! You'll love all the looks!).
Bomber jackets are an EPIC combination with leather track pants. Sporty and sleek, this combination screams "I know what I'm doing!".
Leather track pants pair so beautifully with prints. They're great quality and pairing great quality leather with a print makes both fabrics pop. We also love layering print on print with leather track pants for a super luxe look that looks professionally styled every time.
Leather track pants are the perfect complement to your Camilla. If you're a big Camilla fan, you need a black and tan pair of leather track pants in your wardrobe at all times to get the most out of your Camilla. Give it a go and see! We're not wrong. Leather track pants elevate your Camilla styling to expert stylist level and give your Camilla a point of difference to mix up your looks. You can't get it wrong with Camilla and leather track pants!
Track pants are the perfect shape to layer. They look exceptional with longer line layers. It makes for a really sauve, sophisticated, expertly styled look. Check out some examples of great layering below.
Believe it or not, leather track pants are THE PERFECT dressy, girls night outfit. They scream "I AM SO BLOODY COOL AND I KNOW STYLE" and look so great all your friends will be envious of your style. Girls will notice you from across the room and wish they were as cool as you. You know those girls we look at and wonder how they hell they got so cool? This can be YOU with the right items, styled well. And leather track pants are definitely one of those IT GIRL items that will instantly elevate your style. They're also so easy to wear you'll want to wear them all the time and then suddenly you're that COOL GIRL! BOOM!
So to get that cool-girl factor on a night out or for a birthday party or slightly dressier occasion, pair your leather track pants with your fave heels and a tee, or kick things up a notch with a gorgeous silk cami.
Mixing textures is a great way of tricking the human eye into thinking your outfit is expertly styled. Our eyes are drawn to different textures. Our brain then kicks in, admiring the fabrics, wanting to touch them, imaginging what they feel like, imagining the juxtaposition of each fabric against each other. This is a stylist's big secret tip - you can't fail with an outfit that plays textures off against each other. They always look cool!
Leather works so well with silks, wools, faux fur etc so play with these textures and see the outfit come to life.
See above for some of our fave textural looks with faux fur and silks!
But what do I wear with them when it's cold?
Obviously being leather, a leather jacket is probably out the window in most circumstances. You would need A LOT of fabric between the pants and a leather jacket to pull off the leather on leather look (think great, patterned, long line or draped tees or layering knits etc (all with a long line to the rest of the look so you get some separation and texture between the jacket and the pants).
It can be done! But easier looks to pull off are:
As demonstrated above, sports sweats look GREAT with leather track pants. Give the sports luxe look a go!
Denim jackets look great with leather track pants. Especially with longer line tees and knits underneath.
This season's hottest trend (puffer jackets) pair perfectly with leather track pants.
Blazers look GREAT with leather track pants especially the longer, boxier boyfriend style blazers.
As seen above and in the video, we love a great bomber and they definitely look the BOMB (geddit?) with leather track pants. The trick with most cropped jackets is to keep a longer layer underneath to tie the whole look together and give it that chic, layered, well styled look.
So there you have it! These are our top tips on how to get the best fit for you, and how to style this season's hottest leather track pants.
Leather track pants are a great, relaxed alternative to leather pants and if you treat them right, they will serve you well for YEARS to come. They're a great investment. Good quality leather is always a great investment for your wardrobe and we HIGHLY recommend a great pair of leather track pants, leather leggings and a leather biker jacket exist in ALL fashionista wardrobes. If you don't have these items you're doing your wardrobe a serious disservice and are missing out on the ultimate in stylish outfits that the rest of your wardrobe can make with these high quality, leather staples.